59 days in Scotland Itinerary

59 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Inverness
— 7 nights
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Golspie
— 5 nights
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Thurso
— 4 nights
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Durness
— 5 nights
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Lochinver
— 5 nights
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Gairloch
— 6 nights
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Fort William
— 6 nights
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Oban
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh
— 7 nights
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Glasgow
— 7 nights
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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit), Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). There's still lots to do: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness, and take an exotic tour of Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness tour planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to Inverness is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. In July, Inverness is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Golspie.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

5
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Golspie

Golspie is a village in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland, which lies on the North Sea coast in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie . Explore Golspie's surroundings by going to Helmsdale (Helmsdale Beach & River Helmsdale). And it doesn't end there: trek along Big Burn Walk, look for gifts at Orcadian Stone Exhibition and gift shop, take an in-depth tour of Ferrycroft Visitor Centre, and don't miss a visit to Carn Liath Broch.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Golspie trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Inverness to Golspie in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Golspie are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Thurso.

Things to do in Golspie

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

4
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Thurso

Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thurso: Duncansby Head (in John O'Groats), Bettyhill (Farr Stone & Farr Beach) and Laidhay Croft Museum (in Dunbeath). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum, take some stellar pictures from Dunnet Head, step into the grandiose world of Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust, and make a trip to Whaligoe Steps.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Thurso itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Golspie to Thurso takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Durness.

Things to do in Thurso

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

5
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Durness

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durness: Kinlochbervie (Oldshoremore Beach, Polin Beach, &more), Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island) and Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Durness Beach, browse the exhibits of Lotte Glob, stroll through Sango Bay, and explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave.

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Drive from Thurso to Durness in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lochinver.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

5
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Lochinver

Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Venture out of the city with trips to Ullapool (Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, Lael Forest Walks, &more), Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Ardvreck Castle (in Assynt). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Achmelvich Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Achmelvich Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Little Assynt Estate, and make a trip to Clachtoll Broch.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lochinver route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Durness to Lochinver takes 1.5 hours. In July in Lochinver, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

6
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Gairloch

Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gairloch: Coire Mhic Fhearchair (in Torridon), Plockton Seal Trips (in Plockton) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Gairloch Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Russian Arctic Convoy Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Beinn Alligin, and take in nature's colorful creations at Attadale Gardens.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gairloch journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Lochinver to Gairloch takes 2.5 hours. In July in Gairloch, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

6
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Fort William

Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig), Mallaig (Western Isles Cruises & Haggard Alley) and Morar Beach (in Morar). There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, kick back and relax at Samalaman Beach, and contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort William travel app.

Drive from Gairloch to Fort William in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Oban.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Oban

Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Venture out of the city with trips to Inveraray (Argyll Adventure - Inveraray, Fyne Malts of Inveraray, &more), Mull Charters (in Ulva Ferry) and Nether Largie South Cairn (in Kilmartin). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Finn Falconry, stroll through Ardmaddy Castle Garden, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camas nan Geall, and pause for some serene contemplation at Glenorchy Parish Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Oban trip tool.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Oban takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Oban can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Oban

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

7
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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: St. Ninian's Cathedral (in Perth), Pirate Boats (in Dundee) and Isle of May National Nature Reserve (in Anstruther). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner.

You can drive from Oban to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Glasgow

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glasgow: Conic Hill (in Balmaha), Puck's Glen (in Benmore) and Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience (in Cumnock). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, stroll around Kelvingrove Park, pause for some photo ops at The Kelpies & The Helix, and see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Glasgow trip website.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.